President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West regional minister following reports of political vigilantism in the region.
Sulemana Alhassan is alleged to have instructed the release of some NPP thugs who were arrested after they attacked some officers of the Upper West National Disaster Management Organisation.
He has denied the allegation against him but that did not stop the president from cracking the whip.
In a desperate attempt to end the act of vigilantism in the country, the president has suspended Sulemana Alhassan from office.
A statement issued and signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin, said Alhassan has been suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of the investigations into the alleged attack.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suspended, with immediate effect, from office, the Minister for the Upper West Region, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, pending the outcome of the investigation into the unfortunate incidents that occurred at the premises of the Upper West Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), in Wa, on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.
“President Akufo-Addo reiterates his commitment to the application of the laws of the land, which must occur without fear or favour, affection or and without recourse to the political, religious or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land”.